Novel digital radio over fibre for 4G-LTE

Tongyun Li, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White

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Digital radio over fibre (RoF) technology has been suggested as a promising solution to replace conventional analogue RoF technology for multi-service in-building wireless coverage. However in conventional digital RoF, digitisation leads to high data rates which in turn results in high capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX). This paper investigates a novel methodology to transmit efficiently a digitised radio service over an optical link to provide wireless coverage. We demonstrate a digital processing technique that is able to compress the digitised 20MHz bandwidth Long Term Evolution (LTE) data stream to a much lower level than in a conventional link without impairing its radio performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop, ICCW 2015
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467363051
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2015
EventIEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop, ICCW 2015 - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop (ICCW)
ISSN (Print)2164-7038


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop, ICCW 2015
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


  • Data Compression
  • Data Rate
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digitisation
  • Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
  • Dynamic Range
  • Error Value Magnitude (EVM)
  • In-building Wireless
  • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
  • Radio over Fibre (RoF)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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